Hi, I'm Patrick...

I'm a clever storyteller and strategist who creates crisp content. I write and edit engaging articles and blog posts, I produce compelling videos, and I plan and manage digital marketing and social media campaigns, with a specialty in tech, design, and video games. I'm happy, kind, professional, and punctual, and I'm here to help you make something great.

FITC 2017 Conference: PR & Media Coordination
2017
I managed the PR for Canada's largest tech and design conference, generating media lists, writing/sending monthly press releases (using Mailchimp), handling all media requests, and facilitating wire service. I was onsite for the conference, coordinating interviews and using social media to create and facilitate content, putting FITC is the best possible light.
Adobe Creative Cloud: UXperts Weigh In Series
2017
I write and produce a regular series for Adobe Creative Cloud featuring 'UXperts' - UX designers - offering their best career advice along with their favourite web and app designs. I pitch, arrange, and do the interviews while collecting and editing all multimedia for the posts.
GameSpot/CBS Interactive: Video Game News
2017
I cover video game and video game industry news, along with the latest game releases and entertainment stories for GameSpot, one of the world's largest and most-successful video game websites, run by CBS Interactive. I do original journalism, write stories, embed videos and photos, and promote articles on social media covering console, PC, VR, and next-generation game and interactive content.
Adobe MAX: UX Designer Interviews
2017
I interviewed top UX designers, who were feature speakers at Adobe's MAX conference, and wrote and produced a series of interview posts about them. Each post focused on a specific topic related to design and careers. This is an interview with Dann Petty about freelancing!
icejam games: Promotional Video & Funding Application
2016
I co-wrote, produced, and project-managed a video for icejam games, currently developing a groundbreaking mobile game using real-world data, for their promotional purposes and their application for funding from the Canadian Media Fund.
Furrow Creative: Social Media & Video Campaign
2016
I created and managed a highly successful social media campaign for the release of Furrow Creative's tourism video 'Bottles.' The end result was a high impact campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn - resulting in 60,000+ views, 700+ shares and likes, and hundreds of positive comments via all four social media platforms.
Adobe Experience Design: Video Game Feature
2016
I wrote, researched, and interviewed UX designer David Brusstar, who created a video game version of the legendary board game Diplomacy. The post formed a central part of Adobe's content strategy during the launch of its new UX design app.
Bluejay Bassline: Electronic Music Website
2016
I am the founder and editor of the music website bluejaybassline.com, showcasing the best electronic music from across Canada and around the world. I write posts, publish videos and songs, and promote the site on multiple social media channels.
Canadian Media Fund: PEI Filmmakers Feature Article
2017
I wrote, interviewed, and produced this piece of original journalism for the Canadian Media Fund's 'Trends' blog, looking at filmmakers on Prince Edward Island, Canada. We incorporated their films, photos, and stories to show how they are making great productions despite challenging conditions.
Adobe Experience Design: 'Designers' Article Series
2016
I co-ordinated and edited a series of feature posts on the designers and creative professionals behind Adobe XD and Adobe's design strategy, during the launch of Adobe's Experience Design app.
Culture PEI: I Choose Arts Website & Videos
2014
I wrote the content, conducted and filmed interviews with creative professionals, contributed to research, and helped create this educational resource for highschool students interested in the arts, via Culture PEI. This was the end result of a multi-year project.
Adobe Dreamweaver Blog: Experts Weigh In Series
2016
I wrote, researched, edited, and co-ordinated guests for a multimedia series for Adobe Dreamweaver's blog, featuring web design experts. This involved considerable cross-promotion, and showcased designers, design firms, and design-heavy websites from across the world. This is August!
Adobe & Apple: iPad Pro Launch Series
2016
I wrote, interviewed and produced a series for Adobe Creative Cloud (in co-ordination with Apple) about the launch of the iPad Pro, and how designers are using Adobe's programs with Apple's new Stylus. This post features designer Jason Robinson!
Kanetix.ca: News Articles
2015
I write, research, and edit news articles for Kanetix.ca's blog, featuring topical content on consumer and insurance-related issues. I source images and promote the posts on social media. I also follow developments of the ride-sharing app Uber to keep the blog's readers updated.
Mortgage Architects: Email Newsletters
2015
I wrote, researched, and produced seasonal newsletters for Mortgage Architects. I also generated editorial and creative ideas for topics, and worked with graphic designers to add visual elements to the newsletters. All content was geared towards consumers and their needs and interests.
Kanetix.ca: Travel Features
2014
I pitch, write, and produce feature blog posts and lists for Kanetix.ca about travel. This is one of my posts with the most clicks and social media shares, about 'up-and-coming' cottage destinations!
Adobe Animate CC Launch: Articles & Blog Posts
2016
I co-ordinated articles and blog posts for Adobe Animate CC's official launch, including third party content like this review from Titmouse Inc.'s Mike Roush. This content strategy was a pillar in Adobe's PR strategy surrounding this new product.
Mortgage Architects: Infographic Post Series
2015
I wrote a series of infographic-heavy posts offering easy-to-understand tips for anyone who has a mortgage or is looking at getting one. I also wrote complimentary news articles and features for consumers looking for a mortgage. This is a particularly popular post about getting mortgage free, faster!
CBC News: News Stories & Investigative Projects
2016
I have worked as a journalist, interviewer, and writer for CBC/Radio-Canada working on daily and breaking news, as well investigative journalism. This is an article about an ongoing human rights complaint against the Province of Prince Edward Island.
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